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Old 09-01-2011, 07:03 PM   #15
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My 2 cents: Do what most of us "macho" guys do - simply buy whatever it is that has the floor plan the wife likes.
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Consider a HDT super c. All have mid AND front entry


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Old 09-02-2011, 10:38 AM   #17
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Motorhome Purchase Price Levels based on MSRP
Entry Level: $0 to $300k MSRP
Mid Level: $300k to $600k-$700k MSRP
High Level: $700k to $2.5 Mil
Ultra-High: $2.5 Mil up
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:35 PM   #18
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Don't know how "late of a model" you are looking for.
Foretravel made a nice mid entry Grand Villa as late as 2003 or 04.
Take a look at this one 2003 Foretravel Grand Villa(click here for more details)
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:38 PM   #19
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I spent quite some time discussing the lack of late model mid entry dp's. We finally bought ouyr knight, which is front entry, but also front kitchen. The floorplan rocks.

Now if only the dw could be bothered to run the step cover in when I'm on the offramp.....

But noooo... I have to wait til I'm in the restor fuel stop I'm heDing for, and then run it in my own damned self.
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Now. That's my dream coach. Foretravel gv 320
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:04 PM   #21
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Brother-in-law and I have 2002 38' Dutch Star Pushers-----love them!
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:56 PM   #22
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All,

Thanks for all the great information -- Please continue.

For the record, and to clear up any confusion that may exist re: this thread, DW and I are looking for a mid-entry (ENTRY door not in FRont of passenger seat) motor home in the $100k to $150k range.

We are in no great hurry to purchase one, but are actively looking.

Thanks for all your input.

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Old 02-14-2016, 01:43 PM   #23
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Mid Entry DP

I agree with you on the premium value of a quality DP mid-entry coach.

Over the years that I have had our Airstream "CLIPPER", I have looked at many of the transit style door models, and just shake my head as to why anyone would really want one?

The visibility, quiet, lack of disruption and wind noise, water penetration, etc, into the cockpit area is just not something I would put up with for a premium RV.

As time goes on, I keep looking a 45' new ones, including Prevost but, as nice as they are, they just don't give me the features I want for a traveling unit.

My "CLIPPER" really meets most of my needs, so I probably will keep it to the end.

If you were to find one of these, (so few were built) be sure to take a look.


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We stole a 2006 Safari Cheetah 40' PMT with a 350 Cat and 6-speed Alison -- absolutely love it. Safari made 9 floorplans that year either 36, 38 or 40 foot, but only one, the 40PMT, with the midship entry. Not having that front door gives the copilot a great big window and floor space all her own. I can send you the sales brochure or you can google it.
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Thanks for all the great information -- Please continue.
For the record, and to clear up any confusion that may exist re: this thread, DW and I are looking for a mid-entry (ENTRY door not in FRont of passenger seat) motor home in the $100k to $150k range.
We are in no great hurry to purchase one, but are actively looking.
Thanks for all your input.
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Check out used Safaris...(many models have the mid-entry door).
Our coachis a 35' mid-door Safari Sahara.
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Just a thought. At the top of your budget, or $150K you can purchase a brand new Fleetwood Excursion. There are several floor plans and all are mid-entry. We down-sized last year to the 33D model. We are slowly getting used to having less space, but love the easier drivability. Most especially on the back roads and in the small remote campgrounds (COE, BLM, NFS, etc.) we love to explore. While used mid-entry coaches are limited and it may be hard to find one with a desired floor plan. New, several manufacturers now have mid-entry DPs on the market in the 33' to 35' range. Looking at several, we found our Excursion, like our old Bounder to be a good value. Dealer had it loaded and discounted by 25% below it's MSRP. Happy Hunting!
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My Ambassador is mid entry, and the door farther back than most. Almost impossible to find one used because it was a new model for 2014. We liked it so much, we bit the bullet and went new but got exactly what we wanted in a coach.
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All of the fleetwood excursions are mid entry for 2016. Lots of floor plans to choose from and very affordable.
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